100 ft. Ethernet Cable.

Dizzy

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Alright I was told that when you get to about 75-100ft. you'll start getting a weaker signal and should get a booster. I'm going to be running a cable(s) from my modem to my other computer which is 100 feet. So should I get a 75ft. Cat5/booster/25ft. Cat5 cable? Or, if I was to go to a single 100ft. Cat6 cable - which setup would give the cleanest signal?
 

Dizzy

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Alright I was told that when you get to about 75-100ft. you'll start getting a weaker signal and should get a booster. I'm going to be running a cable(s) from my modem to my other computer which is 100 feet. So should I get a 75ft. Cat5/booster/25ft. Cat5 cable? Or, if I was to go to a single 100ft. Cat6 cable - which setup would give the cleanest signal?
 

vampist

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Eh I doubt only 100ft will be a problem. I personally think you might loose more from the 75ft end > booster > 25ft start part then you would if you just went all the way with the 100ft. But if you think it's best to get the booster. Go 50ft > booster > 50ft.
As for the Cat 6.. It's always better to think towards the future with cabling speaking you will have to rewire it all over again... So I would recommend you do go with cat 6. But that is just a suggestion.
 

Emzie

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Get the 75 Feet and Booster and stuff it just sounds more reliable and sounds like it would have a stronger signal. ;)
 

Dizzy

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Hmm, so then if I made the option of 50ft/50ft Cat6/booster or just a direct 100ft Cat6 - would you still suggest the 100ft. rather than the booster setup?
 

burn1337

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Well actually, with regular cat 5, you will start loosing signal after 110 feet... With cat 5e, you start loosing after 130 some feet, with cat 6 you start loosing after like 170 feet... With cat 6e, you get I think 200 feet before you start loosing... I have my two computers running off a 100 foot cat 5e, and I have the quickest latency in my network... Including the computer only 3 feet away from the first router...
 

setishock

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The limit is 380 feet on cat-6. Boosters just pump up the noise on the line. If you need to run past 380 it's best to switch to fiber optic cable.
 

Dizzy

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Not a fan of wireless, other than on my iPhone. But cool, sounds like the 100 ft. Cat6 won't be a problem.
 
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